||74 Territory, which now contains something over thirty thousand inhabitants, and their numbers are rapidly h creasing, to say nothing of the tens oF thousands that annually pass and re pass to and from the land of gold; your memorialists therefore respectfully pray for the extension of the time of forty days as now provided by law, to ninety clays annually, as your memorialists believe it impossible to accomplish in a proper manner the Legislative business of this Territory in a less term than three months; the favorable consideration of this important subject by your honorable body is respectfully desired, and as in duty bound your memorialists, will ever pray. Approved Jan. 21st, 1853. MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS To increase the per diem and mileage of the Legislative Assembly. To ths ffonora/)le, t/ie Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress Assembled: Your memorialists, the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, respectfully beg leavo to represent that in 'consequence ol the high prices which do and ever must exist in that moun a;n region, which are unavoidable in consequence of our isolated position, all merchandize bearing a price from one hundred to fifteen hundred per cent above the prices on the Missouri River; and, Whereas, labor necessarily bears-a corresponding price; and, Whereas, the means of conveyance from one Country to another is attended with danger and delay, through a country inhabitated by sa-vagus, and also with a liability of great loss; Therefore your memorialists respectfully pray that the per diem of the members and officers of the Legislative Assembly, be increased from three dollars to six dollars per day-, and from three dollars to six dollars for every twenty miles necessary travel; for which your memorialists, will ever pray. Approved Jan. 21st, 1853.